Mist O'Clock Is My Favorite Time of Day—16 Face Mists That Work, No Gimmicks

Back in the day ("the day” being when we all worked in-person), my friend and former coworker Julie once coined the term "Mist O’Clock” for that afternoon slump when we would turn to our face mists for a little refresh. We would set an alarm, and it helped give us that extra little boost of energy until the end of the workday. In the WFH era, Mist O’Clock is still very much part of my repertoire; so much so that I keep a face mist in every corner of my apartment. 

Best of all, there are face mists for every mood and every skin concern. For instance, many formulas are spiked with hydrating or anti-aging ingredients, and some have added SPF. Or, if you just want a gentle spritz of pure water, you have that option too. Below are 16 of the face mists I recommend for your daily Mist O’Clock.


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Lindy Segal is a freelance writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. She's originally from Atlanta, but she's sorry to report she doesn't have an accent. However, she does still have her taste for carbohydrates, love of losing sports teams, and fear of driving during rush hour. She's been in editorial for over eight years as a social media manager and writer covering beauty, fashion, and lifestyle at Glamour and People. Most recently, she was the women's editor at Express. These days, in addition to Who What Wear, you can see her byline at places like Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Ipsy, and WeWork. Both a skincare obsessive and a minimalist, she keeps her routine short, sweet, and effective—and she doesn't go a day without sunscreen. She's also deeply passionate about sustainability, and she strives to recommend products she truly believes are worth the investment. When she's not writing about the best and brightest beauty finds, she can usually be found hunting for vintage and secondhand treasures, attempting to find zen at a yoga class, bingeing Bon Appétit YouTube videos, or napping under her weighted blanket.